Camera menus

The EOS-1D Mark II's menus are divided across five pages, hold the MENU button and turn the quick control dial to select the required menu. Hold the SELECT button and turn the quick control dial to enter the menu page and adjust settings.

Recording Menu

Option Description
Custom WB Select an image from a 3 x 3 thumbnail index to be used for manual white balance [clip]
JPEG quality Set the JPEG quality (compression level) for each image size [clip]
(1 = low quality / high compression, 10 = high quality / low compression):
 • Large (3504 x 2336): 1 - 10
 • Medium1 (3104 x 2072): 1 - 10
 • Medium2 (2544 x 1696): 1 - 10
 • Small (1728 x 1152): 1 - 10
Parameters Select Standard or one of three custom image parameter sets: [clip]
 • Tone curve (a custom tone curve used to convert the linear image to normal gamma)
 • Sharpness (0 to 5)
 • Contrast (-2 to +2)
Color matrix Select the output colour space / chroma (saturation) combination: [clip]
 • 1 Standard sRGB (neutral)
 • 2 Portrait sRGB (adjusts hue / chroma best for skin tones)
 • 3 High Saturation sRGB (similar to slide film, high saturation, vivid colors)
 • 4 Adobe RGB color space (neutral)
 • 5 Low Saturation sRGB (captures wider color gamut)
 • 6 Custom Set 1 (custom programmed via Set up option)
 • 7 Custom Set 2 (custom programmed via Set up option)
 • Set up (CM1/CM2: sRGB / Adobe RGB, Low to High Saturation, +/-2 Color tone)
Review Selects record review mode: [clip]
 • Off
 • On - single image with aperture, shutter speed and image size / quality
 • On (Info) - single image with exposure information and histogram
Review time Set the amount of time the record review image is shown:
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold - display until shutter release is half-pressed
Noise reduction Enable / disable noise reduction (active for shutter speeds of 1 sec or slower)
 • Off
 • On
ISO expansion When On the 'outside recommended working range' ISO 50 (L) and ISO 3200 (H) become available:
 • Off
 • On

Display / Play Menu

Option Description
Protect images Protect images (mark them as 'read only' on the CF filesystem): [clip]
 • Select all in folder
 • Clear all in folder
 • Select all on CF card
 • Clear all on CF card
Rotate Enter rotate mode, browse images, press SELECT to rotate:
 • 90 degrees clockwise
 • 90 degrees counterclockwise
 • No rotation
Erase all on card Erases all images (except protected images): [clip]
 • OK
 • Cancel
Print Order Set DPOF print order: [clip]
 • Order (select images to be printed, number of copies)
 • Set up (print type, date, file no.)
 • All
Highlight alert Overexposed areas of an image to blink in play mode:
 • On
 • Off
Display AF points Red boxes to be displayed on the image indicating the AF points used in the exposure (info view only):
 • On
 • Off
Histogram display Select histogram display type:
 • Brightness
 • RGB

Set-up Menu 1

Option Description
Auto power off Set the camera auto power off time:
 • 1 min
 • 2 min
 • 4 min
 • 8 min
 • 15 min
 • 30 min
 • Off
File numbering Controls how the camera numbers images, it can be set to automatically return to zero when a blank card is inserted, return to zero only when set manually or use continuous running numbers:
 • A-Reset
 • Continuous
 • M-Reset
BackUp Choose if images are written to both cards (CF & SD) simultaneously: [clip]
 • Off
 • CF -> SD
 • CF <- SD
Auto rotate Select whether images are automatically rotated based on the orientation sensor:
 • On
 • Off
Save camera settings Stores current camera settings (shooting mode, menu settings, custom fn, personal fn) to current card: (creates a .CSD file) [clip]
 • OK
 • Cancel
Loading camera settings Loads previously stored camera settings from current card, camera resets after load:
 • OK
 • Cancel
Format Format the CF card: [clip]
 • Card1 (CF)
 • Card2 (SD)

Set-up Menu 2

Option Description
LCD brightness Set the LCD monitor brightness: [clip]
 • 1 - 5 (where 3 is normal)
Date/time Set the camera's internal clock:
 • Date / Time
 • Date format (dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd)
Language Select menu and alert language: [clip]
 • English
 • German
 • French
 • Dutch
 • Danish
 • Finnish
 • Italian
 • Norwegen
 • Swedish
 • Spanish
 • Chinese
 • Japanese
Video system Choose video system output:
 • PAL
Firmware Used to display current firmware version and load new firmware from a storage card
Sensor cleaning Begins the sensor cleaning procedure (as defined in the camera manual): [clip]
 • OK
 • Cancel